Leptin as clinical target

Chunlin Cai, Fu Dong Shi, Giuseppe Matarese, Antonio La Cava

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Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone with pleiotropic effects on energy homeostasis, endocrine and reproductive functions, and immune responses. The multiple actions of leptin have led to the design and development of several leptin-based approaches to modulate the metabolic and endocrine status, to reduce inflammation, and to improve immune responses. Here, we review the current patents on leptin in different clinic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages7
JournalRecent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Leptin
  • Metabolism
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Immunology and Allergy


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